1. Threat Vector, Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. As China threatens to invade Taiwan, the covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr. aids his father’s administration — but his agency is no longer secret.
2. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn. A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
3. The Racketeer, John Grisham. Malcolm Bannister, an imprisoned ex-lawyer, knows who murdered a federal judge. He concocts a scheme to exchange this information for his freedom.
4. Notorious Nineteen, Janet Evanovich. New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum joins with Joe Morelli to track down a con man who disappeared from a hospital; meanwhile, she takes a second job guarding Ranger.
5. The Forgotten, David Baldacci. Military investigator John Puller, the protagonist of Zero Day, probes his aunt’s mysterious death in Florida.
1. Killing Kennedy, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of The O’Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
2. Killing Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of The O’Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
3. Thomas Jefferson, Jon Meacham. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist celebrates Jefferson’s skills as a practical politician.
4. No Easy Day, Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. An account by a former member of the Navy SEALs of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
5. America Again, Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello, Barry Julien, Tom Purcell et al. The mock pundit of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report tells how to bring America back from the brink.
TRADE PAPER FICTION
1. Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James. An inexperienced college student falls in love with a tortured man who has particular sexual tastes; the first book in a trilogy.
2. Life of Pi, Yann Martel. An allegory on the high seas, in which a teenage boy and a 450-pound tiger are thrown together in a lifeboat after a shipwreck.
3. Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James. Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets, Anastasia ends their relationship — but desire still dominates her every thought; the second book in a trilogy.
4. Fifty Shades Freed, E.L. James. Reunited, Anastasia and Christian face a world of possibilities, and unexpected challenges; the final volume in a trilogy.
5. Private London, James Patterson and Mark Pearson. Young women are being abducted in central London, and two investigators — the former Royal Military Police sergeant Dan Carter and his ex-wife, Kirsty Webb — are in a desperate race against the odds.
— New York Times
REDBOX TOP DVD RENTALS
1. The Watch
3. Men in Black 3
5. Hope Springs
ITUNES TOP SONGS
1. Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno Mars
2. I Knew You Were Trouble, Taylor Swift
3. Ho Hey, the Lumineers
4. Stupid Boy, Cassadee Pope
5. Scream & Shout, will.i.am feat. Britney Spears
ITUNES TOP ALBUMS
1. 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief, various artists
2. Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars
3. Jesus Piece, Game
4. Christmas, Michael Buble
5. Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 3, Glee cast
— Associated Press